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She Did What? Revising for Connotation

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She Did What? Revising for Connotation

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 50 minutes
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring the Power of Language with Six-Word Memoirs

What do the words we write really have to say about us? In this lesson, students examine the power of word choice as they write six-word memoirs of their lives.


Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Making the Cut: Revising Memoirs by Detecting Clutter and Confusion

Students improve a slide show by removing pictures. Their reasons for cutting pictures are translated into revision guidelines for cutting unnecessary words and sections from their rough drafts.


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Grades   K – 3  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 5

Today is Leo Lionni's birthday.

As a child growing up in Holland, Leo Lionni taught himself how to draw and later became an author and illustrator of children's books. Leo Lionni is the winner of four Caldecott awards.


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